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May
5
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Ben Wallace
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NBA Playoffs - Let's Get Physical (The critical difference is often made by the players who wreak the most havoc.) Golf - Dominance in Disguise (The remarkable Annika Sorenstam is taking aim at every major LPGA mark.) Baseball - Big Fish (The Marlins' pitching trio of Dontrelle Willis, Josh Beckett and A.J. Burnett are blowing through the early schedule.) Horse Racing - Scoping Out the Derby (Who's the horse to beat in Kentucky? Check our tip sheet.) Book Excerpt - Cinderella Man (He'd been laid low, but nothing could keep James J. Braddock down for the count.)
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May
16
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Randy Moss
Pro Football - Do Not Disturb (There's another side to Randy Moss, but don't go knock on his door to find it.) Kentucky Derby - Who Knew? (Giacomo, a 50-1 shot, emerged from obscurity - and far off the pace - to win.) NBA Playoffs - Ray of Hope (For the Sonics to upset the Spurs, Ray Allen will have to lead as never before.) Baseball - The unconventional Ozzie Guillen has managed the small-balling White Sox to the majors' best record.) High School Football - The Top 25 (Here it is: SI's ranking of the best high school athletic programs in the United States. Meet the winners.)
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May
23
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Steve Nash
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NBA Playoffs - Fun With the Suns (Steve Nash's wizardry and the Mavs' crafty efforts to thwart him have made for an exhilarating series.) Baseball - Sounds of Santana (In the clubhouse Johan Santana is all music, funa and games, but on the mound he's dominant.) Tennis - The Real Deal (In a sport famous for eating its young, Spain's Rafael Nadal, 18, looks like he's here for good.) Track & Field - The Sprinter (For Paralympic champion Marlon Shirley, childhood was a nightmare. Losing a foot, he says, was the least of it.)
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June
6
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Danica Patrick
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Baseball - State of Mind (Alex Rodriguez is gaining acceptance in New York. It helps to be the league's leading slugger.) Softball - A Big Hit (As the Women's College World Series opens, the sport is soaring in popularity.) NBA Playoffs - Among Giants (With Detroit's big men looming large, Shaquille O'Neal tried to rise to the challenge for Miami.) American Speed - Here She Comes (Danica Patrick, fourth at Indy, was still a big winner.), Long, Hard Road (After the Coca-Cola 600, what's next for NASCAR?), My Car's Better (For every kind of race, there's a top-performance car. Here's how they compare.), Formula Won (Scott Speed: the first U.S. F/1 driver since 1993?), Dirty Work (Many great drivers proved their worth at Eldora.),
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June
27
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Duncan / Wallace
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U.S. Open - Kiwi Surprise (Michael Campbell couldn't believe he parred Pinehurst, held off Tiger Woods and won.), NBA Finals - Hurly-burly Finals (Even a hard-fought Game 5 could not rescue a series dulled by four straight blowouts.), Baseball - Sweet Dreams (The Cardinals aim to be in the World Series again, but this time they're built to win it.), Boxing - Undefeated, Unpopular (Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is fighting for the lightweight title. Few will root for him.), Football - Saved By Sports (In 1991 high school star Jermaine Ewell was beaten into a coma. Being an athlete was the key to his survival - and, in the end, to his assailant's redemption.)
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July
4
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Michael Vick
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Pro Football - Give Him Respect (The Falcons' Michael Vick is still irked by critics who say he's not a real pro QB.) Midseason Report - Beltway Battle (The Nationals and Orioles fight for hearts and minds in baseball's new hotbed.) Pro Basketball - Local Heroes (San Antonio's beloved Spurs have won two titles in the last three years. Are they a budding dynasty?) College World Series - Made in Texas (The homegrown Longhorns used stellar pitching and timely hitting to win it all.) Money - SI's Fortunate 50: The Highest Paid U.S. Athletes (plus best-compensated women, most charitable sportsmen, future zillionaires and richest foreign jocks)
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July
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Jennie Finch
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The Lineup - SI Summer Party 2005 (We invited 25 athletes and actors with that special mix of ability, fame and personality.), Sports Tribes (Even more elemental than team spirit is the force that binds certain athletes to their chosen games, and to one another.), 25 Summer Essentials (SI's writers personally recommend things that they feel you absolutely must do, watch, read of eat before Labor Day.), 25 Lost Treasures (The whereabouts of some key sports collectibles are a mystery. A fortune awaits those who can find these Holy Grails.), 25 Amazing Animals (They may not sign multimillion-dollar contracts, but they're still consummate pro athletes.) Where Are They Now? 25 Years Later - Roberto Duran (The boxer who quit wants respect.), Jim Plunkett (The Oakland QB's knees, shoulder, back and neck are living in the past.), Magic Johnson (A quarter century ago a bubbly rookie lifted his team to greatness.), Denny Crum (From coach to poker player.), Evonne Goolagong (Helping Austraila's young Aborigines.), The 1980 Champion Phillies (Their will remains indomitable.), Lost and Found (Cha-Cha, the Caddyshack gopher, et al.) Departments - Leading Off, Letters, Contributors, Air and Space (Second thoughts on athletes' use of the third person), Scorecard (Assessing the NBA's labor past & Ohio State comes back strong), Faces in the Crowd, Players, The Life of Reilly (Handsome Hairy: Johnny Damon, baseball beefcake), Wimbledon - Surprise Return (The unexpected triumph of a joyful Venus Williams enchanted the crowds), Baseball - My All-Star Team (Meet the new face of baseball. Note: The eight home run leaders are absent), Joltin' Jones (Andruw Jones is having the breakout power season Atlanta long hoped for), Pro Basketball - The Laker's Big Gamble (L.A. drafted Andrew Bynum, 17, betting he'll measure up in the pivot), Motor Sports - The Long Road Back (Finishing third at the Pepsi 400, Dale Jr. rejoined the race for the Chase)
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August
22
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Phil Mickelson
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Golf - Crowd Pleaser (With a magical pitch, Phil Mickelson won his second major championship and rewarded his frenzied fans.) Baseball - The Next Generation (A crop of talented 25-and-under players promises an era of superior skills.) Hockey - The Biggest Deal (Philadelphia Flyers GM Bob Clarke landed the incomparable Peter Forsberg.) Track and Field - Watch This (A youthful U.S. team domintated the world championships in Finland.) College Football - Meet Mr. Humble (Chastened by his NFL flop, a kinder, gentler (for now) Steve Spurrier is trying to make South Carolina a power.)
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September
26
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McNabb - Owens
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The Lineup - Pro Football - Turmoil? What Turmoil? (A relentless D and newly harmonious passing combo have the Eagles back on track.) Baseball - Playing Tough (Embroiled in the National League wild-card race, the Phillies have a new swagger.) College Football - Seminole Moment (Florida State gave Boston College a rude welcome to the game's deepest conference.) Book Excerpt - Yao Ming (Two often-competing forces shaped him; his mother and Communist China.) Departments - Leading Off, Catching Up With..., Letters, Air and Space, Scorecard, Faces in the Crowd, Players, The Life of Reilly Inside... - College Football, The NFL
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October
3
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Playoff Scramble
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Baseball - Down to the Wire (Two AL series loom as do-or-die showdowns for playoff berths/), College Football - A Spartan's Revenge (Quarterback Drew Stanton has Michigan State in contention for its first Big Ten title in 15 seasons.), Pro Football - Brady Time (The Patriots' quarterback again shows that he owns the final two minutes.) NHL Preview 2005-06 A Whole New World - New Rules (A guide to nine ways in which the game has changed from smaller goalie gerar to hotter rivalries.), New Order (Since the lockouot, the have-nots have become haves.), Scouting Reports (A look at each team and why Jerome Iginia and the Flames will win the Cup.)
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October
10
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Brodie Croyle
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College Football - The Tide Has Turned (After a decade of struggles, Alabama is again rolling behind a strong-armed quarterback who wears number 12. Florida found out the hard way.), )Led by three sensational freshmen, Penn State is ready for Ohio State) Baseball - Who's the Man? (Is it Papi or A-Rod? The American League MVP race, like the AL East battle, was a photo finish), Baseball Awards (With Barry Bonds out of the picture, ALbert Pujols finally gets his due.) Pro Football -The Best of Carson )The Bengal's Carson Palmer is the NFL's hottest young quarterback.) Boxing - Pride and Punishment (Diego Corrales went through hell to beat Jose Luis Castillo - now the rematch.) Bonus - The Homecoming (Doug Flutie is back in the Boston area to finish his career and fully take on the challenge of raising his autistic son.)_
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October
17
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Dwight Freeney
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Lineup - Pro Football -The D in Indy (With sack artist Dwight Freeney, the Colts finally have a top notch defense.) College Football - Can USC Be Beat? (The Trojans 37-game winning streak will end this season...won't it?) Baseball Playoffs - Astronomical (Houston beat Atlanta in 18 innings.), Power and Fury (The White Sox sweep the Red Sox.) Hockey - The Next One (In Week 1, Sidney Crosby showed why expectations of him are so high.) College Basketball - End of Darkness (Memphis fans have embraced Darius Washington after his devastating miss.) Book Excerpt - The Making of a Coach (The forces that shaped Patriots' Bill Belichick: his dad, his coach at Andover and a classmate.) Departments - Leading Off, Catching Up With..., Letters, Air and Space, Scorecard, Faces in the Crowd, Players, The Life of Reilly Inside... - The NFL, Baseball
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October
31
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World Series
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Lineup - Baseball - First in a Series (As fans in Chicago and Houston savored the scene, the White Sox - 88 years without a championship - got the jump on the Astros - 0 for 43 - in a refreshingly new Fall Classic.) College Football - West Side Story (Playing in the shadow of the top-ranked Trojans, UCLA backfield mates Drew Olson and Maurice Drew have created their own buzz in Los Angeles.) Pro Football - Change for the Better (Largely ignored because of his bad rep, Plaxico Burress signed with New York, where he's Eli Manning's primary target-and the NFL's best off-season pickup.) Running - "I Am an American" (Ethiopian-born Meb Keflezighi has won an Olympic medal for the U.S. Maybe if he wins the New York City marathon, he'll shed his image as a foreigner.) Bonus - This is the Life (In eight days as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns, the author, Jack McCallum, took a hit from Shawn Marion, lost a bet on Amare Stoudemire and learned to love the game in a whole new way.) Departments - Leading Off, Letters, Catching Up With..., Air and Space, Scorecard, Faces in the Crowd, Players, Life of Reilly Inside... - College Football, The NFL, Horse Racing, Motor Sports
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November
5
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Manning/Brady
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Baseball - All For One (The White Sox win their first World Series in 88 years) Pro Football - Face Off (Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? Who wins on Monday night?) College Football - Like Mike (Marcus Vick is showing his brother's magic at Virginia Tech) Hockey - It's Working (The NHL's rule changes seem to be helping to increase the scoring) Bonus - Ground Breakers (Long after Jackie Robinson intergrated baseball Southern college football pioneers dealt with a more violent sport in a more violent time)
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November
28
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Joe Paterno
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Pro Basketball - A New Steve Nash? (Which point guard will turn his team around? Will it be the Bucks T.J. Ford? Or Golden State's Baron Davis>), College Football - All The Way Back (Thanks to linebacker Paus Posluszny Penn State earned its first BCS bid), Pro Football - Unbeatable (After outganning Cincinnati to climb to 10-0, Peyton Manning and the Colts are making a run at NFL history), Hockey - Great to be Back (Wayne Gretzky has returned as the Coyotes coach - and he's loving it)
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December
5
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Vince Young
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College Football - Horns of Plenty (Texas is one victory from a shot at its first national title in 36 years thanks to great talent and Mack Brown, who learned there's more to life than coaching football.) Pro Football - Class of '96 (Ten seasons later, members of the most bountiful draft of wideouts in NFL history are still among the best playmakers and biggest newsmakers.) Pro Basketball - Detroit Loves Larry (When coach Larry Brown returns to face his former team, he'll find flourishing players who bear him no ill will. The same can't be said (yet) of his Knicks.) Pro Hockey - On New Ice (A trade to Ottawa helped Dany Heatley put a tragic crash and injury behind him. Now he's leading the first-place Senators and the NHL's most exciting line.) High School Hoops - Talk of the Town (North College Hill, Ohio, has embraced its two young stars.)
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December
12
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Tom Brady
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Sportsman of the Year 2005 - Tom Brady (His spirit has made him the ultimate teamate at the toughest times.), Moments to Remember - Roger Clemens (After his mom died, the Astros ace delivered.), Danica Patrick (A 23-year-old rookie made history at Indy.), Roger Federer (The Swiss wizard rallied in the U,S, Open final.), Lady Bears (During a key timeout Baylor got a needed boost.), Matt Leinart & Reggie Bush (USC's partnership prevailed at Notre Dame.), Athletes & Katrina (The disaster brought out the best in NFL players.) Run to Daylight (Competition has helped heal many Iraq war vets.)
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December
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Shaun Alexander
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Special Section - Sports Media 2005 (Movies, TV, Books and Radio & Web.), Pro Football - Must-See Seahawk (Running back Shaun Alexander is getting long-deserved recognition.), College Basketball - A Star in the West (The legend of Adam Morrison, Gonzaga's brash forward, grows.) Pro Basketball - Playstrong (Two years after a kidney transplant, Alonzo Mourning is a top center again.) College Football - What About the D? (The defense of USC and Texas may determine the national championship.)
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December
26
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Reggie Bush & Matt Leinart
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Lineup - Crowd Pleaser, The Best of ... (Baseball, The NFL, The NBA, College Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Olympic Sports, College Football (Bowl Predictions), The Rest), Too True To Be Good , The Liars Club, Gone But Not Forgotten, "Twas the Fight Before Christmas, NFL - Past Perfect (Peyton Manning and the Colts suffered through their first loss of the season, bowing to the Chargers on Sunday 26-17.) Departments - Catching up with..., Letters, Air and Space, Scorecard, Faces in the Crowd, Players, Life of Reilly Inside... - The NFL, The NBA, College Basketball, College Football, The NHL, Olympic Sports
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